Monthly Archives: September 2010

September 19 – Surprising Surrey, BC

Initial reaction to Surrey was a little negative.  Amplified by the traffic, road works, and general suburban nature of the place.   But this is a very pleasant RV Park, with some amiable long-term residents, and an owner who “runs a tight … Continue reading

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Sept. 18 – Drains, and the Guildford Mall, Surrey, BC

Whoever designs RV Parks lacks insight … or, as one local guy observed … the designer has never actually been in a motor home or trailer.   One does become obsessed by drains in this lifestyle.  The things you take for granted … Continue reading

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September 17: Vancouver and Granville Island

Magic.  A couple of hundred yards away from our campground is a “Park and Ride” lot, and no charge.  Walk across the road and catch a bus to “Surrey Centre”.  As mentioned, the transit system is incomprehensible, but the advantage … Continue reading

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September 16: Surrey, near Vancouver

We still haven’t  dipped our toes in the Pacific.  This is largely because today we moved to another site on this well-kept campground … but … booked for a month.   Not the most scenic campground in the world, but OK … … Continue reading

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September 15: Elaine writes about pines growing in the rocks

A post from Elaine: Several bridges span the Fraser River, with one notably called the Alexandra Bridge.   The devastation of the pine beetle is made obvious by the large brown patches on the hillsides.  The affected trees are killed and … Continue reading

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September 15: The Fraser Canyon, Hell’s Gate, and Vancouver

We finally left the desert sunshine of Cache Creek, and headed south down the Fraser Canyon.  Challenging driving, and signs warning of everything from big horn sheep to deer (none of which we saw!).  Also a sign that was new … Continue reading

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September 14: The time of our lives – a few thoughts from Elaine

This is Elaine with a few of my highlights so far. The scenery along the north of Superior was breathtaking. The lake as still as a millpond at Agawa Provincial Park in the evening, yet in the morning there were … Continue reading

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